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5 Nov Poipu, Hawaii Version  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 06 2018

IRCA
Hmm, it seems like there is one more benefit with the Costco Travel package to this gorgeous island-- relative immunity to the effects of solar tantrums that send PNW propagation into the tank?

I'm very sorry that Guy's propagation went south after so much planning and preparation for the Oregon coast visit. At this location the only real difference was the collection of S9 Oz and Kiwi signals joining the S9 Asians at the Aloha State beachside party. I'd better duck before some rotten tomatoes and eggs start arriving by air mail from Victoria and Seattle...


pretty darn good audio (all of it understandable by a native speaker, at least briefly):


666 China UnID male speaker at very good level during JOBK fade at 1508 https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/m4ov0jkw8osruh4tbhn6w7vkd39n1v6k

702 2BL Poster child of the DU's this morning with S9 level ABC news at 1502 https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/166bg03dazff1ulqasrjrzvh3pw1t05c

720 China UnID Chinese opera station at very good level at 1553; this station always seems to play only Chinese opera https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/tr03jtqk4qhxscdjn8erazo4944v9tlc

783 Voice of the Straight Asian leader this morning with awesome strength 5+1 TOH pips and full Chinese ID at 1600 https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/wnaev5gjrd045a22mt01nlnri12bsout

909 China Most likely CNR6 with very good strength Chinese at 1533 https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/lzkcklce5q5imzar1dznll1z0skl5jvb

972 HLCA Male Korean speech at great level over UnID Chinese co-channel at 1527 https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/3ll2ric7hcrxlx8jmk6d7qrsw0xm683l


Reasonable audio at times during the period (much of it understandable by a native speaker, though often battling w/splash or noise):


Practically everything else. Come on-- I'm on vacation!


73 and Good DX,

Gary DeBock (DXing at Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii until Nov. 8)

7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave SSB Ultralight +

5" Frequent Flyer FSL

A new DXpedition video showing the ridiculously small gear (and a wild rooster that wasn't chicken at all about crashing the video soundtrack) is posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CbS3zUD6hI&t=97s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CbS3zUD6hI&t=97s

 

Poipu, Kauai Ultralight TP's for 11-3  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 06 2018

IRCA
Bruce and Mauno,

Thanks very much for the information about 1431-Mongolia apparently going dark,

>From the first DXing session here I knew that something was wrong, since they were a regular S9 signal around 1630 in the Cooks. Right now here in Poipu the frequency is a furball (as John B. would say) at the same time, even in great Asian propagation.

Gary

> On November 5, 2018 at 1:22 PM Bruce Portzer <bportzer@comcast.net mailto:bportzer@comcast.net > wrote:
>
>
> Gary
>
> The 1431 transmitter may be off the air. I've tried for it several
> times on the KiwiSDR receivers at Daegu, Seoul, Cangzhou, Khabarovsk,
> and a couple Japanese sites, with no sign of it. The Seoul receiver
> seems to be picking up a jammer, Cangzhou has an unid Chinese station
> dominating, and the others only receive the Japanese stations. I'd
> expect to hear it at most, if not all, of those sites if it was on the air.
>
> Bruce
>
> On 11/4/2018 00:35, Gary DeBock wrote:
> >
>
> > > Another target was 1431-Mongolia's BBC service at 1630, but with no
> > signal received at all in the good propagation it seemed pretty odd.
> > Only a few presumed peaks of 693-Bangladesh music eeked through
> > horrible 690-KHNR splatter around 1645, and any hope of receiving
> > 657-AIR (like in the Cook Islands) was smothered by a wicked
> > combination of Pyongyang BS, a presumed Henan, and 650-KPRP splatter.
> >
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Poipu, Kauai (Hawaii) DXing  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 06 2018

IRCA
Thanks Mauno,

<<< I think the last time I could monitor Mongolia 1431 kHz was in June, I
don't think it has been operating since. >>>

I remember seeing a post from Hiroyuki on DXing Info (Facebook) that the station seemed to be off the air, so expectations were not high. It's too bad that they decided to quit-- I think that during the recent enhanced conditions their signal could have made it to the west coast ocean beaches just before propagation dropped off.

<<< Sorry, I can't get the language of 702 kHz, just a bit too muffled for
my ears, but doesn't sound Urdu. >>>

Thanks for listening, anyway. I'm not satisfied with the recording myself, and the station is my number one target for the next few days (well, along with 705-Laos :-)

Gary

> On November 5, 2018 at 1:23 PM Mauno Ritola <Mauno.Ritola@realmonitor.com mailto:Mauno.Ritola@realmonitor.com > wrote:
>
>
> Hi Gary,
>
> looks like I was wrong about the attachments: it was the *message* size
> that was increased and attachments remain blocked.
>
> I think the last time I could monitor Mongolia 1431 kHz was in June, I
> don't think it has been operating since.
>
> Sorry, I can't get the language of 702 kHz, just a bit too muffled for
> my ears, but doesn't sound Urdu.
>
> Mauno
>
> Gary DeBock kirjoitti 5.11.2018 klo 19:03:
>
> > > <<< as you apparently didn't have time to check the ID from SW yet, I
> > did it
> > for you from the stream. I'd write it in Latin letters phonetically as:
> > "Haiqa ti Shya Kongpo Tientai" and that is what I hear in your clip at
> > about 15 seconds.
> >
> > >
> > > As I heard, that the attachment size has been raised, I attach a 63 kB
> > clip in this message. >>>
> >
> > >
> > > Thanks very much, Mauno. Despite the solar slowdown this morning
> > 783-Voice of Straight was its usual booming self into Hawaii at 1600
> > UTC, with this S9 ID in presumed Amoy
> > https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/wnaev5gjrd045a22mt01nlnri12bsout
> > By the way, Mauno, do you know if the 1431-Mongolia relay station has
> > stopped transmitting? They were S9 in the Cook Islands around 1630 UTC
> > in April, but haven't showed up here yet, despite good conditions
> > yesterday and the day before.
> > Regarding 729-Myanmar, I now know that there are no MW parallels to
> > check for its programming, so probably the best that I can hope for is
> > Burmese language identification, or mentions of Myanmar in the
> > recording content, as at the 43 second point of this recording
> > https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/pflnbymjhgx5m88l03wgvtsss7gnlfff.
> > I'm also chasing a 702 UnID language recording at 1623 UTC made
> > yesterday, with the female speaker in an apparent Slavic-type
> > language. My WRTH shows 702-AIR's foreign service in Jalandhar A with
> > Urdu at the time, broadcasting to South Asia
> > https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/6y1yiuoxvzd0tty50cnehmma670jb708
> > Thanks again for all your assessment help!
> >
> > >
> > > Gary
> >
> > > > > On November 5, 2018 at 6:50 AM Mauno Ritola wrote:
> > >
> > > > > >
> >
> > > > > Gary,
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > as you apparently didn't have time to check the ID from SW yet, I
> > >
> > > > > did it
> >
> > > > > for you from the stream. I'd write it in Latin letters phonetically as:
> > > "Haiqa ti Shya Kongpo Tientai" and that is what I hear in your clip at
> > > about 15 seconds.
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > As I heard, that the attachment size has been raised, I attach a 63 kB
> > > clip in this message.
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Now if someone would write 'open' all those Mongolian, Tibetan and
> > >
> > > > > other
> >
> > > > > IDs, that are heard from China on MW.
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Hope this helps,
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Mauno
> > >
> > > > > >
> >
> > > > > Gary DeBock kirjoitti 5.11.2018 klo 8:40:
> > >
> > > > > > > Chris,
> > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks very much for your investigation of the 783 kHz UnID
> > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > Chinese station identity. 783-Voice of the Straight is the strongest
> > Asian TP on the band both in the morning and evening here, and it
> > plays an incredible variety of music (Chinese opera, pop,
> > instrumentals, and even rap :-)
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > <<< Meanwhile, the clip that you just posted here is 100% Voice of
> > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > the Straits. It's both hypocritical and ridiculous to hear on this
> > station, as nice as it sounds.
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > > 1. The government of China has BANNED rap and hip-hop music
> > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > (doesn't mean it doesn't exist underground and that people don't
> > listen anyway), but here, you can hear them broadcast it on one of
> > their own propaganda stations aimed at Taiwan. Taiwan is a huge
> > consumer of hip-hop and rock music (American music as well) and most
> > Chinese-language music in those genres originates there, so it makes
> > sense they're throwing some of it their way.Meanwhile, the clip that
> > you just posted here is 100% Voice of the Straits. It's both
> > hypocritical and ridiculous to hear on this station, as nice as it
> > sounds. >>>
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Well, when a government has absolute power they certainly have the
> > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > prerogative to change their minds or modify laws as desired, don't
> > they? My wife is Hong Kong Chinese, and she always tells me that laws
> > don't mean anything in China, where the government can do anything it
> > wishes. But sometimes I wonder how many Taiwan residents actually
> > listen to these mono-format music broadcasts with a heavy propaganda
> > edge? When you lived in Seoul, were the people rushing to turn on the
> > Voice of Unification after their 12-hour work days? I think not. But
> > to be honest, the programming from Pyongyang BS and KCBS is so
> > ridiculous that it is actually pretty amusing, and I would be sorry if
> > this type of amusement suddenly disappeared from the radio scene.
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Gary (in Poipu, Hawaii)
> > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > >> On November 4, 2018 at 2:21 PM Chris Kadlec wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Gary,
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Your 783 you've been hearing has been confirmed as Voice of the
> > >
> > > > > Straits broadcasting in Amoy, as I was suspecting (since it was the
> > only high-powered one left). My friend in Guangdong, who can hear all
> > of those stations nearby and can understand Amoy, listened to it and
> > confirmed it for you.
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Meanwhile, the clip that you just posted here is 100% Voice of
> > >
> > > > > the Straits. It's both hypocritical and ridiculous to hear on this
> > station, as nice as it sounds.
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> 1. The government of China has BANNED rap and hip-hop music
> > >
> > > > > (doesn't mean it doesn't exist underground and that people don't
> > listen anyway), but here, you can hear them broadcast it on one of
> > their own propaganda stations aimed at Taiwan. Taiwan is a huge
> > consumer of hip-hop and rock music (American music as well) and most
> > Chinese-language music in those genres originates there, so it makes
> > sense they're throwing some of it their way.
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> 2) The song you're hearing is Allen Su "Beijing City" (Allen Su
> > >
> > > > > took 2nd place in the 2007 Super Boy competition, a TV music contest
> > show in China). Its lyrics are about the highest level of propaganda
> > you could spew at your enemy across the water because it speaks
> > everything great about Beijing. It's EXACTLY what Seoul broadcasts on
> > Jayu FM into North Korea (I included a hefty chunk of the song in my
> > Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide documentary), a song called "Seoul
> > Seoul" that says all the same great things about Seoul sorta. The
> > difference is that it was used for the '88 Olympics, but the idea
> > behind using that suitable song for propaganda is the same.
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> The Beijing song is here, lyrics included:
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4jTf_WaAl8
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> -Chris Kadlec
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> ***
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2018 12:02:13 -0800 (PST)
> > > >>
> > > >> From: Gary DeBock
> > > >>
> > > >> To: Chris Kadlec , irca@hard-core-dx.com mailto:irca@hard-core-dx.com
> > > >>
> > > >> Subject: Re: [IRCA] Poipu, Kauai (Hawaii) DXing
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Thanks for your assessment on the 783 Chinese station, Chris, and
> > >
> > > > > also on the 801 jammer (or lack thereof).
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Of all the Asian signals here in this Asian-oriented DXing
> > >
> > > > > paradise, 783-China and (surprise!) 657-Pyongyang BS are the S9+
> > leaders every morning. This is a major reversal from the Kona, Hawaii
> > situation last December, when 819-KCBS and 981-CNR1 were far and away
> > the top dogs.
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >> When I heard this bizarre Chinese rap music on 783-China at 1541
> > >
> > > > > UTC yesterday, I thought that it sounded like a weird Chinese copy of
> > Korean rap artists like Leessang :-)
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/u653xdigwaeiaxlrh42x8duky2w3ppoz
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Gary
> > > >>
> > > >
> > >
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PEI DXpedition website  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 06 2018

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5 Nov Victoria version.  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 06 2018

IRCA
An honestly refreshing change.

Colin Newell - Victoria - B.C. CANADA -

> On Nov 5, 2018, at 5:49 PM, Nick Hall-Patch <nhp@ieee.org> wrote:
>
> That geomagnetic upset definitely cleared the decks, though a few Japanese made it through just the same as local sunrise approached, when everything died quickly. Not that many DUs replaced the lack of Asians.
>
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